Category Archives for Plants & Trees

Annuals – Everlasting Flowers

When the summer display has finished some annuals continue to provide welcome colour indoors throughout the winter. These are the so-called ‘Everlasting Flowers’, whose petals retain their colouring and do not fall even when dead. A selection of these should … Continue reading

28. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Rose Pests and Diseases

The Importance of Good Cultivation In controlling pest and diseases good cultivation is most important, as the maintenance of good health in plants greatly reduces the possibility of attacks. Good cultivation includes the thorough preparation of the soil at the … Continue reading

03. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Exhibiting Roses

Staging Watch some of the old hands at the game. Assimilate first the cool, methodical way they go about their work. Their first consideration is to unpack their roses and get them into water. Then they find their classes; perhaps … Continue reading

03. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Propagating Roses

NEW varieties of rose are raised from seed, but the main method of increasing stock is by budding, which consists of taking a leaf-bud from the cultivated tree and inserting it into an understock. Some trees are also obtained by … Continue reading

02. May 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Wildlife in our Hedgerows

Nature’s Highways As they travel in search of food, mates and shelter, animals follow their own ‘highways’ – the hedgerows, walls, fences and rivers that thread the countryside of Britain. Much of the British landscape is made up of a … Continue reading

18. March 2017 by Dave Pinkney
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Our Patchwork Landscape

The term ‘patchwork landscape’ may convey an idea of randomness, a mixed assemblage of woodland edge, scrub, hedgerow and open ground – but its character is quite distinct, its origins and development easily traceable. However diverse, it represents a broad … Continue reading

03. November 2016 by Dave Pinkney
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The Right Plants for the Right Place

The art of good gardening lies in knowing what to plant where. It’s quite easy to find out what individual plants need — for example sun or shade, damp or well drained soil — if you buy plants from a … Continue reading

26. February 2015 by Dave Pinkney
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Making a Garden Pond

Making a Pond Ponds are ideal for encouraging lots of wildlife into your garden as well as adding significantly to the overall visual appeal. They are a great source of interest and education, particularly for children. However, since they can … Continue reading

26. February 2015 by Dave Pinkney
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Trees and Shrubs

Trees are ideal for providing height for the back row of a mixed border. Most small gardens don’t have a lot of room for trees, so you must choose carefully. There are plenty of very attractive decorative kinds that won’t … Continue reading

24. February 2015 by Dave Pinkney
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All About Lawns

WHY HAVE A LAWN AT ALL? Although it is easy to assume – mistakenly – that a lawn does not need any attention once it is established, it is true that it is easier and quicker to maintain than a … Continue reading

24. February 2015 by Dave Pinkney
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